Financial Resources

Tuition and Fees

Up-to-date information on graduate tuition and fees can be found on the UK Registrar's Office website under "Graduate Students." For fee payment purposes, enrollment in nine credit hours constitutes full-time status during the fall or spring semesters. Enrollment in less than nine credit hours constitutes part-time enrollment. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

The College of Nursing offers a limited number of graduate student assistantships for guided research and teaching experiences. Stipends range from $4,000 to $10,000 for the academic year. Ten to 20 hours of service per week are required. The TA/RA Assistantship Application is available at:  

College of Nursing and Other Graduate Scholarships

Information about the College of Nursing and external scholarships can be found here.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

This program allows schools of nursing to establish and operate a fund to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. NFLP funds are awarded to the schools to make loans to students enrolled full or part time in an advanced degree program (master’s, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice). Students awarded NFLP funds must complete three college teaching courses in addition to the requirements for their degree program. Following graduation, NFLP borrowers receive up to 85 percent loan cancellation for completing an obligation to serve as regular full-time faculty in schools of nursing. Twenty percent is forgiven after each of three years of employment as a full-time faculty member at a school of nursing and 25 percent at the completion of the fourth year. Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis each year, dependent on available funding. The application form and additional information can be obtained from our Graduate Student Affairs Officer at

Financial Aid and Student Loans

For information on grants, loans and need-based scholarships, contact the university's Financial Aid Department, 128 Funkhouser Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0054, or call (859) 257-3172.